Literally billions of people all throughout this planet trudge away at jobs that they don’t care for just to try to make a living. They do not push themselves to be better, they just settle for treading water and not really making any impact on their own lives or the lives of others. It is sad to see this happen so often, but it does. If you want to break out of that mold, you need to think to yourself “how can I develop my job strengths?”.
Show Your Ability To Change
One of the attributes you’ll want to show in the office is the ability to change. This is good not only for your own enjoyment at work, but also for your prospects of being promoted. Companies look for people who are willing to put in the time and effort necessary to succeed. Take a look at what Forbes.com has to say about the ability to change:
You must be able to show the ability to evolve your thinking and the capacity to expand your skill sets. The old ways of being good at something and never expanding your abilities are over. You must work twice as hard to illustrate your capacity for growth – this will require you to invest in yourself and your know-how more than ever before.
Find Peace In Your Daily Work
How are you productive and contributing to the world even in your daily work? Strive to find peace in the work that you do on a daily basis. Discover how your efforts make the world a better place for someone else. A bumper sticker quote I like to keep in mind:
“Enthusiasm is contagious. Start an epidemic.”
Realize That Work Isn’t Everything
One of the best things that you can do to improve your mental health is to discover your interests. There are a lot of things that are far more vital than the amount of hours you put into work. Think about activities, discussion topics, areas of study, products, services and hobbies you find most interesting.
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